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BC367 - Biochemistry of the Cell I


Instructor: Kevin Rice (Keyes 313, x5763, kprice@colby.edu)



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BC367 Learning Goals

  1. To learn the fundamental chemistry and biochemistry of major classes of biomolecules, including amino acids and proteins, sugars and polysaccharides, nucleotides and nucleic acids, and lipids.
  2. To understand how chemical reactivity, thermodynamics, and kinetics are responsible for life.
  3. To sharpen problem-solving skills of both a qualitative and quantitative nature and to solve problems that involve the integration and synthesis of new knowledge.
  4. To enhance written and oral communication skills and build confidence in oral expression in a group setting.




Approximate Lecture and Discussion Schedule

Week of:

Probable topic:

Textbook chapter(s):

Discussion materials:

9/6

Living matter / aqueous chemistry

1, 2

Homework #1

9/12

Amino acids

3

Homework #2

9/19

Peptides and proteins

3-4

Homework #3
BLAST homepage

9/26

Protein structure

3-4

Homework #4

10/3

Protein dynamics

5

(no assignment this week)

10/10

Enzymes and enzyme kinetics

6

Homework #5

10/17

Enzyme inhibition

6

Homework #6

10/24

Enzyme mechanisms

6

Homework #7

10/31

Sugars, polysaccharides, and glycobiology

7

Homework #8

11/7

Nucleotides and nucleic acid structure

8

Homework #9

11/14

Nucleic acid chemistry and function

8

(no assignment this week)

11/21

DNA technology and lipid chemistry

9-10

(no assignment this week)

11/28

Storage and structural lipids

10

Homework #10

12/5

Lipid biology

10

Homework #11




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